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cuomo from erik. james says in connecticut there are two major problems, the deficit and more taxes. both problems are created by one party rule. what are the big issues in your state? join that conversation on facebook by looking for c-span. let us take a look at the balance of power in state. we can see here who controls the governors' seats. 30 republicans states in red, 19 democratic, and one independent in rhode island. but as your what ray has to say on our democrats line. caller: good morning. i wanted to say that i believe here in the state of texas -- our standard of living is what keeps is going. nobody can live on $7.25 hour. our standard of living is so below the economy it should be at $12 per hour. everything is so expensive right now. it should be, at the very least, $12 per hour. host: you are calling to raise the minimum wage? caller: yes, ma'am. if everybody makes at least $12 an hour, this country would boom so fast. here in the state of texas -- i think it is everywhere. the corruption of the governor and the mayor. big corporate donors, big business owners. they
increases do not reduce the deficit because every dollar of tax increase leads to, of $1.17 in additional spending but spending more money to people who will waste it only encourages them. we are not sending any more and. >> most economists agree you need a comprehensive mixed of cuts and increases. liz: i am done with the economist. we tried that and look where we are. we have a huge entitlement problem. >> also in the uk we have that. liz: britain is not the size of the united states. we have different issues. >> yes but we have to much austerity you do not want to go our direction. liz: you have been terrific. have a terrific weekend. thank you for watchingre's praye stock, everybody. >> money is next. melissa: here's what's "money" tonight. tim guy near -- geithner out the door, and president obama said he was one of the best ever. we have his report card and whether jack lew can do better. may be the end of the union as membership plunges to a 97-year low. there could be one thing to save the union. we have the former chief here to explain, and there's swatting and m
other than taxing the rich did nothing to give us deficit reduction or offer accommodations or not entitlement spending that's the longer term debt driver. melissa: susan, talk on the stimulus, how much is directed by him, and how much he had control over or warn what was coming down the road in terms of the bills. what do you think? >> there's revisionist history going on with my fellow panelists, i think. part of the negotiations around the stimulus at that time, republicans wanted even more of the stimulus to be in the form of tax cuts. one-third was tax and two-thirds stimulus. they already didn't like the plan. this was a negotiated solution what we had, and so the idea of putting more money into infrastructure, absolutely, all for it, and tim would have been too 6789 what's the political environment you operate in, and it was not going to happen at that time. unfortunately, that problem persisted, but if you remember, you know, take yourself back to the fall of 2008, beginning of 2009, and you look at the tenure here. we had gdp contracting at, like, 8%. we were hemorr
the payroll tax cut will cut into consumer discretionary spending down the line. apples ipads and iphones sold a lot but the profit margin was slim. is this a company story where the company is in trouble after the great steve jobs has passed snarp. >> it feels that way, larry. we've got this darling-to-dog story we've seen so often notice tech space. we have a gadget company in the tech space that's struggling with margins on its gadgets and a lot of the worst fears that they would face other gadgets from other kinds of companies seem to be coming to pass, but the service tech companies like google and netflix, they're all of a sudden out there increasing share. >> knock the cover off the ball. >> knock the cover on. and as long as you have a razor blade story and not a razor story, i think that's the difference peer. >> dave goldman, am i wrong? sometimes ji am very wrong. does this forecast a stronger american economy, even a moderately stronger economy? >> absolutely not. i was a raging bull in 2012. i'm neutral on it. the s&p is trading tick for tick with liquidity measures, such as infla
this is still a fight between how much spending cuts and how much taxes. the president got his -- >> well, simpson-bowles said let's get rid of the high tax rates. the president doesn't seem to be in favor of that mpt you had $1 trillion in tax increases with obama care. he just got new tax increases at the beginning of this month. and now they are calling for even more tax increases, and they are not calling to cut spending. they are calling for spending increases. so basically what they're saying is, they want americans to pay more so washington can spend more. that's not going to help the economy, and that is not going to close the gap and balance the budget. the reason we want to balance the budget is not to make the numbers add up. we think that's necessary for growth and opportunity. we think it's necessary to make sure that our kids don't get this debt that they won't be able to handle if we keep going down the path we are on. >> but there are certainly those in the white house who would take issue with what you said or might even say to use your own criticism that's a straw man ar
where republicans and democrats seem to agree that something needs to be done on tax issues or fiscal issues, where there has been an impasse for many years now. host: in terms of the principle, how detailed is the outline? are we talking about a bill taking shape or just a sketch at this point? caller: it is more of a sketch, the first step in trying to get an actual bill going. basically these are legislative goals that include four areas, one is a package, one is overhauling the existing system, another is establishing a way to ensure that there is less illegal hiring of workers, and another is to create a guest worker program. but those goals, we do not know how that will be achieved or worked out over the next few months. things are supposed to get going here as soon as next month. senator schumer and the other senators believe that they could have something by late spring, early summer. host: looking at "the san antonio news," we have this headline -- "upset republicans." what are you hearing about republicans getting things through? caller: house republicans do not seem to be o
to raise tax rates. a lot of the democrats i talked to and even the white house said they are willing to do tax reform where there could be additional revenue. are you opposed to any additional revenue that could come from tax reform? >> we offered that back in the fiscal cliff negotiations. the president got his additional revenues. that's behind us. those higher revenues occurred, and now we need to focus on getting spending down. >> here is the leverage question. senator schumer said we didn't just get our revenues. we got some. there has to be more that are part of it. the president will say that. so as you are -- >> are we for more revenue? no, we are not. >> even if it's from tax reform? >> if you keep raising revenues, you're not going to get different tax reform. i know you didn't want a chart, but i'm kind of a chart guy. this dream line shows you the historic taxes. the red line is tax increases. the red line, where spending is going. spending is the problem. revenues aren't the problem. if you keep chasing higher spending with higher revenues as they're calling for, you're going
lower. what you are seeing is a lot of investors wanting to take a profit before the capital gains taxes kicked in. you started seeing the stock sell off last september. as for today, they are choosing to get out and they are seating up. phones and tablets and the heat is coming heavier these days. >> it's about innovation here since steve jobs passed. tim cook took over and what does it say about tim cook's tenure as ceo? >> does he get the blame? sure. the buck stops with him. he's the same guy who oversaw the debut of the iphone 4s. he's the guy who stared the stock price. when kwook took over, the price doubled in the first year and his charge peaked in september. shares have tumble and there two camps and schools of thought. wall street and analysts say that they don't have the confidence that he can deliver, but this is an incredibly healthy company with $137 billion tucked away and the next four quarters show what this showed last night, maybe they will ree valuate. for now, cook should stay. >> we are just minutes away. president obama expected as we are looking live at the white
, a trillion dollar tax hike took effect. the senate voted to prevent tax hikes and 98% of americans. and made the lower tax hikes permanent. president obama got less revenue than the speaker offered in the first place. in short, there is no way we were going to get a better deal for the american tax payer. we wanted to keep tax hikes low for everybody. we wanted to cut spending. otherwise every single taxpayer would have paid higher taxes and our economy would have gotten into a nosedive. the decision was simple. if you think a bill needs to pass, you vote for it. many of my colleagues voted the other way. i respect their decision. prudence demands mutual understanding, especially among friends. my colleagues and i saw the same thing. we wanted a smaller, smarter government. we simply differed on the means. that is the difficulty of governing. it should not be a cause for division. our tactics will differ from issue to issue, but our strategy remains the same. in the next four years, opportunity will not come easily. we have to pay our bills and make sure we can pay our bills tomorrow. to do
. for the president's proposal the path would include the requirement that those illegal immigrants pay back taxes and fines. that is one topict that this morning we heard mixed support on. mccain ameng those saying he believes will take place. so did senator menendez and senator dick durbin today. >> peter alexander thank you so much from the white house. we will come back to you later in the show. >>> the other big battles between president obama and republicans are mostly budget focused. on march 1 one month from this friday sequester cuts kick in. it is $1.2 trillion. those are cuts to military and discretionary spending. paul ryan says don't expect a last minute deal or any deal at all. >> i think the sequester is going to happen because that $1.2 trillion in spending cuts we can't lose those. >> joining me now lynn sweet and david who covers the white house for the washington post. good sunday to both of you. let's start with the claim from paul ryan. $1.2 trillion in cuts said to take effect march 1. paul ryan indicating this time there will be no 11th hour deal. >> it is just a bargain pos
interest rates rise, our taxes are going to have to be higher to pay that debt. now, not all of that debt is held in the united states so it's not a question of just having to pay taxes in order to pay the american holders of that debt. about half the debt is now held outside the united states. chinese, middle east, others. we're going to have to raise taxes in the u.s., produce goods and services in the u.s., and ship them to the chinese, to the middle east, and others. the bigger the debt is, the more of that we're going to have to do, so it's a serious problem, and it also means that things could get out of -- really out of whack as they have in europe if suddenly foreigners or others just don't want to go on holding that debt. melissa: do you think that happens? there's a lot of people that say, you know, they don't want to stop buying our debt because we're the best game in town no matter how bad it gets, but that would be the tipping point when they come in and don't buy our debt. people say that would never happen. you honestly believe that would happen? >> it certainly could. it's
't raise taxes is really hard. to do it you have to embrace some really ugly policies, so to understand the trap, what they're about to tell the american people they're going to do you need to quickly understand what is in ryan's original budget. he didn't balance until 2038. so i made a graph for you. i want to be clear away they are. they're the numbers that paul ryan himself gave the congressional budget office. they are his own vision of his plan. they're what happens if everything goes exactly how he wants it to. and so what you're seeing here is the definition between paul ryan's most recent budget and the law as it is currently read. and it is two different things, ten years from now. this gives you a very clear idea up until now of what ryan has been cutting. first, people tend to think that ryan's budget is about medicare. but that is not where he gets savings, at least in the first ten years. it is only about half of gdp, or 10% of his cuts. then, he doesn't touch medicare at all. then there is this category of health care, which is mostly health care for poor people, medicaid
with incentives to take risks and bring ideas from dream to reality. tax credit to help early-stage companies to develop andit's worked in other states, and it's something we can do this session. i will work with the legislature to make it more desirable for small and medium size businesses to hire more people in washington. we must also do a better job commercializing the technologies connecting the dots from the classroom to the laboratory to the marketplace. and no economic strategy would be complete without a transportation plan that facilitates this growth. this session i expect to work with stakeholders that have already committed to a bipartisan plan to build an infrastructure for the next generation. in the next ten years, our population will grow by approximately three quarters of a million people, but we will not be adding one more square inch of dirt. to honestly address our recognize that creativity is just as important as concrete. i want us to turn our innovative spirit towards crafting a transportation package that includes roads, trains, light rail, buses, bike routes and othe
're worried about tax reform. jobs and unemployment. this is catapulted to the front of the line. why now do you think? >> well, big items like this. and this is a big one. need to be done early in a session. even with an issue like this that favors republicans, people get skittish so, i think, if you're going to move something this big, you've got to start early. >> can i -- can i barely call this? as i really want to because i think you're in the right direction. can i say that if done properly and orderly way, this is pro-growth, this is pro-growth, those immigrants come here to work and they'll help us. could it be sold as a pro-growth measure? >> you bet, you bet it can. just on the regular immigration reform that people think about. that's pro-growth, but what you mentioned, few people realize is part of this. on the high-tech side, we have american companies that are having a whale of a time finding enough americans to fill positions in the so-called stem fields. and this would deal with that issue and it would allow individuals who are educated in our universities receiving masters a
to be up against. >>> the transaction tax. americans pay it every day on everything we buy. but why doesn't wall street have to pony up? >>> and the latest on the quest for filibuster reform. will the senate actually change the rules and get something done? senator bernie sanders with us tonight. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. if you wanted to know why congress has a record low approval rating, all you had to do was watch the circus on capitol hill today. outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton testified before senate and house committees today about the attack on the u.n. consulate in benghazi, libya. the committee members already have access to the full accountability review board report on the attack, as well as classified intelligence reports. secretary clinton has repeatedly taken responsibility for state department failures during the attack, but republican senators were still obsessed with one detail -- united nations ambassador susan rice and her description of the attack on september 16th. tea party senator ron johnson of wisconsin grilled s
than they really do, shifting gears just a bit. grover norquist, savor it. grover norquist anti-tax pledge is being picked up by a group in italy called tea party italia. is that because that's where fascism began or they saw how well it worked here? >> it sounds like a dance club. >> john: tom hanks is doing the remaining. >> i want a branch in russia. i think any kind of empire should have a tea party there. >> the italian tea party will be far better dressed. the tricorner hat will be tilted to the side. >> it makes since they would be getting the tea party in europe. our fads go there when we're done with them, you know. they're probably just getting season one of fresh prince now. they're still wearing acid-wash jeans. >> john: neon is going to break any day. it is a good point you know. when you consider the point that like this whole notion of not paying any taxes freedom isn't tree but don't ask me to pay for it. a is that stupid enough to catch on with our european allies? >> my stepsister lives in italy. that country is a mess. i'm not saying -- maybe some sort of counter
to pay a lot of money to get a path to a green card. they would have to pay a penalty and pay back taxes. if we're talking about people working in this country very often for under minimum wage, is there a concern that many of these same immigrants won't have the means to pay these fines? >> well, certainly that's one of the hoops we're really concerned about because if you make it so prohibitively expensive, that's the same thing as denying citizenship. and first of all every immigrant gets the taxes deducted from their paycheck. so it's like people have been paying taxes they have not been able to receive any benefit whatsoever of those taxes. those fine. they should acknowledge that's okay. secondly, if there is going to be a fine, how much is that fine going to be? those are the questions that still need to be resolved. but having said all of this, i think it's very positive, the fact that republicans are finally engaging in this conversation and i hope they do it from a really good discussion of the merits of immigration reform rather than demonizing immigrants the way they've been
tax filing day, but the date by which congress has promised to adopt a budget resolution. they've even this time staked their pay on it, agreeing to reach a deal or face suspension of their paychecks until they reach a deal. that might just be enough of a carrot to present a budget that takes on our ballooning deficit. but the battle over that deficit make that recent battle over tax hikes for the rich seem like a friendly game of badminton. big spending cuts are needed and they will hit americans where it hurts. health care, medicare, social security. president obama emboldened by his re-election has already drawn his so-called line in the sand. now, republicans have to be the proverbial. come to the proverbial table. perhaps the most powerful republican in washington eric cantor from virginia says he and his fellow republican congressman will have a plan and they are ready to deal. >> i think it's important that we be here as members of the u.s. congress, the six of us who are here really interested in the discussion about the global economy. obviously, the u.s. economy is still a gl
should simpfie our tax code not for the benefit of washington, d.c. but to get washington, d.c. out of the way. let's get rid of the loopholes paid for by lob yist. it shouldn't be complicated for a taxpayer to fill out his taxes or to live his life in fear of the tax consequences for his or her choices. let the democrats extol the virtues of our an indicated one size fits all factory schools where the child follow it is dollars. meanwhile let us republicans feature the successed of child sentered education solutions, education solutions where the dollars follow the child. [applause] these are but a few examples of the way we must fight the battle or how we must win the argument. one thing we've got to get straight right now washington has spent a generation trying to bribe our citizens and extort our states. as republicans it's time to quit arguing around the edges of this corrupt system. that brings me to my third point which i want to shift gears and speak to changes i believe we must make if we are to win elections. as i ipped kated before i do not believe we need to abandon or
the earned entitlements like payroll taxes for medicare and social security are putting you in a taker category. no one suggests that whatsoever. >> jon: when you were saying takers you don't mean sweet old grams you mean hobo joe. i got it. but here is the thing: back in 2011 congressman paul ryan was pretty specific about how he defined taker. according to the tax foundation between 60% and 70% of americans get more benefits from the federal government than they pay back in taxes. we're getting to a society where we have a net majority of takers versus makers. >> jon: you are defining taker as as 70% of society. that's (bleep) takers. imagine how high that percentage would be if he included social security and medicare recipients on the taker list. you don't have to imagine it because it wouldn't be higher because it includes it on the taker list, social security and medicare according to the tax foundation report sighted by a paul reya, sorry ryan. if you don't include social security and medicare on the takers list you can't get to romney's more generous 47% taker to maker ratio.
interviewed by the press. >>> wednesday, tax season officially begins, ugh. the irs begins processing individual income tax returns, 1040 forms. other forms can be filed in late february or early march. new tax laws force the irs to update their systems and delay filing season this year. >>> on thursday senate confirmation hearings begin for defense secretary chuck hagel. he has secured support from several key senators but he's expected to face tough questioning from some republican opponents. and friday is expected to be hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. the exact timing of her departure depends on hearings for john kerry who president obama tapped to replace her. that will do it for me. cnn newsroom continues right now with don lemon. have a great week. >>> hello, everyone. top of the hour. i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. survivors of a nightclub fire in brazil are describing a nightmare scene. bodies all over the ground. firefighters trying to smash down the walls. terrified people being trampled. so many people dead. this nightclub was way overcro
and taxes even more, whether it is cap and trade, regulating our economy and raising the costs for every american, they are feeling emboldened right now. and if conservatives stand together, we can stop that, and stopping bad things that would harm this country, that would harm americans, is a major victory for the next two years. [applause] but the third thing we can do in the short term is we can use leverage points to plaque real progress on the fiscal and economic crisis threatening this country. the fundamental dynamic when you have divided government is that whichever side owns the default is in the stronger position. either party can stop anything. so whoever wins if nothing gets done, wins the negotiation, wins the battle. it's why on fiscal cliff we got such a lousy deal. because if nothing happened, the result was a massive tax increase on er american who pays taxes, and i think president obama was perfectly fine, he was serene to go off that cliff. why? because his substantive agenda, which he doesn't hide from, is to dramatically expand the size and power of government, and t
be making a bigger case about taxes, spending, shoot for the mountains and not get dragged down on what he says is clearly democrats and the president's turf. >> we have to focus, steve, i believe republicans -- i've said it time and time again -- on taxes. on cutting spending. on saving entitlements. on saving america from this crushing national debt. it grew $6 trillion under barack obama over the past term. and try to avoid some of these other issues. but i hear bobby jindal's new federalism on crack talking about cutting federal employees by three-quarters, et cetera, et cetera. that ain't going to happen. with the changing demographics and where america is and where it's going over the next 20 every 30 years. >> that's the issue. if you separate it, i think the first part not being the stupid party anymore is sort of a no-brainer. why would you go around insulting important interest groups. >> women. >> yeah, the 47%, all that stuff. but then you get to his policy proposals, and i don't think he's in the mainstream of this country when you talk about 25% of the government buildings, c
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